Antique Fashion Plate (1881) from the magazine Revue de La Mode. Gazette de la Famille, Paris. Mother taking daughter to piano.
Colors and textures were mixed into complicated creations of skirts, swags, and drapes. The main focus is on the skirts, with simpler trims on the bodice. Almost every dress is trained, sometimes even walking dresses. Asymmetrical skirts are all the rage.